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#AskTheTaxWhiz: Filing ITRs for individuals

Feb 15, 2019 - 3:15 PM

The Philippine Tax Whiz discusses the new Bureau of Internal Revenue form for individuals' income tax returns

Customs confiscates cache of firearms, ammunition in Pasay City

Feb 15, 2019 - 10:04 AM

The Bureau of Customs seizes pistols, ammunition and ammunition magazines

CONFISCATED. Customs seized these guns and ammo at a warehouse in Pasay City. Photo by Bureau of Customs

Rescue of 200 dogs destined for slaughterhouse begins in South Korea

Feb 14, 2019 - 11:53 AM

About one million dogs are eaten a year in South Korea, often as a summertime delicacy, with the greasy red meat – invariably boiled for tenderness – believed to increase energy

Members of the Humane Society International (HSI) carry dogs in crates for transport at a dog farm during a rescue event, involving the closure of the farm organised by the HSI, in Hongseong on February 13, 2019. This farm is a combined dog meat and puppy mill business with almost 200 dogs and puppies on site. HSI provides a solution to help dog meat farmers give up their business as a growing number of South Koreans oppose the cruelty of the dog meat industry.  Jung Yeon-je / AFP

U.S. fails to halt Iran bid to free frozen billions

Feb 13, 2019 - 11:47 PM

(UPDATED) The International Court of Justice 'finds that it has jurisdiction' in the case which was filed by Iran in 2016

Outside view of the Peace Palace, seat of the ICJ, in February 2012. CIJ-ICJ/UN-ONU/Capital Photos/Gerald van Daalen/File

Global unemployment down, but too many working poor – U.N.

Feb 13, 2019 - 9:51 PM

Unemployment around the world fell in 2018 to 5.0% – from 5.1% in 2017 – for the first time dropping to the level seen before the global financial crisis hit in 2008

IMF warns of global economic 'storm' as growth undershoots

Feb 10, 2019 - 11:00 PM

'The bottom line – we see an economy that is growing more slowly than we had anticipated,' says International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde

Christine Lagarde (R) , Managing Director and Chairwoman of the International Monetary Fund, speaks to journalist Richard Quest, during the opening session of the World Government Summit in Dubai, on February 10, 2019. (Photo by KARIM SAHIB / AFP)

(OPINION) What Nagasaki taught me: Nuclear weapons must be banned

Feb 09, 2019 - 9:36 PM

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement have long called for the prohibition and elimination of nuclear weapons

IMF chief warns of high Arab public debt

Feb 09, 2019 - 8:11 PM

Nearly half of Arab countries now have public debt of over 90 percent of GDP, says International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde

ARAB DEBT. Christine Lagarde warns of high public debt among Arab nations. File photo courtesy of the IMF

Mighty Sports-PH clinches Dubai semis berth

Feb 08, 2019 - 8:27 AM

Behind Justin Brownlee and Juan Gomez de Liaño, Mighty Sports-Philippines drubs Iraq to march to the Final Four versus Al Riyadi

TEEN SENSATION. UP standout guard Juan Gomez de Liaño pumps in 21 points in Mighty Sports-Philippines’ do-or-die quarterfinal duel. Photo from Mighty Sports

Malaysia politician urged to quit over 'Cambridge degree'

Feb 07, 2019 - 7:46 PM

Marzuki Yahya's educational background is under scrutiny after doubts were raised on social media that he has a distance-learning degree in business administration from the British institution

File photos from Shutterstock, website of Malaysia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Journalists, institutions decry 'absurd legal attack' against Rappler

Feb 07, 2019 - 3:24 PM

(UPDATED) Journalist groups and institutions denounce the weaponization of anti-cybercrime laws

Rappler Talk: Chito Gascon on PH outside International Criminal Court

Feb 06, 2019 - 3:00 PM

CHR Chairperson Chito Gascon sits down with Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug on Wednesday, February 6, to discuss what the future holds for the Philippines as a non-member of the International Criminal Court

#AskTheTaxWhiz: Do candidates pay taxes for campaign expenses?

Feb 06, 2019 - 1:00 PM

The Philippine Tax Whiz tells us when political contributions and campaign expenses are taxable

Transparency International slams 'mysterious' Eurogroup

Feb 05, 2019 - 7:06 PM

'For an institution whose decisions have had an impact on the lives of millions of Europeans, there is much about the Eurogroup that is mysterious,' Transparency International says in its report

Most youth in Lanao del Norte, North Cotabato favor BARMM inclusion – survey

Feb 04, 2019 - 5:38 PM

Surveyed youth in Lanao del Norte and North Cotabato consider terrorism as the top priority the new Bangsamoro region should address

LAST VOTE. The Moro Islamic Liberation Front has campaigned hard for the inclusion of more territories in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

HPV vaccine is safe, says cancer agency, as it slams 'unfounded rumors'

Feb 04, 2019 - 2:14 PM

To mark World Cancer Day 2019, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) issues a statement in which it 'unequivocally confirms the efficacy and safety of HPV vaccination'

Mighty Sports holds off UAE national team, clinches Dubai quarters

Feb 03, 2019 - 1:43 AM

Justin Brownlee tallies a double-double as Mighty Sports-Philippines rolls to a second straight victory

Belgium to take in ex-Ivory Coast president Gbagbo

Feb 02, 2019 - 7:03 PM

The International Criminal Court finally frees Gbagbo, after his shock acquittal last month on charges of crimes against humanity

ICC DECISION. Former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo enters the courtroom of the International Criminal Court in The Hague on January 15, 2019. Photo by Peter Dejong/ANP/AFP

Tiu on Mighty’s big win vs AUD: ’Not the real competition’

Feb 02, 2019 - 4:42 PM

Team Mighty Sports-Philippines thinks it’s best to tone down the hype even after a huge opening-day win

Odom-led Mighty Sports wrecks AUD to open Dubai campaign

Feb 02, 2019 - 12:54 AM

Justin Brownlee leads the way as former Lakers star Lamar Odom plays his first official game in 5 years

COMEBACK. Lamar Odom returns to basketball years after a life-threatening drug addiction that once put him in a coma. Photo from Charles Tiu's Instagram

BIR sets higher collection goal in 2019 after missing 2018 target

Feb 01, 2019 - 5:17 PM

The BIR targets to collect P2.33 trillion in 2019 – an amount 14% higher than last year’s goal of P2.044 trillion

Odom, Mighty Sports kick off bid vs unfamiliar foe

Jan 31, 2019 - 11:19 AM

Led by former Los Angeles Lakers star Lamar Odom, Mighty Sports-Philippines opens its Dubai campaign versus American University

BIG BOOST. With former NBA stalwart Lamar Odom at the helm, Mighty Sports looks to redeem itself from a forgettable debut two years ago. Photo from Might Sports Instagram

Despite TRAIN law, BIR misses 2018 collection target

Jan 29, 2019 - 7:30 PM

The Bureau of Internal Revenue collects P1.962 trillion in taxes in 2018, falling short of its P2.044-trillion goal

Private individuals file their income tax return at the BIR in Quezon Avenue, Quezon City to meet the deadline of filing of individual Income Tax Return (ITR) on Monday. Photo by: DARREN LANGIT

Pakistan rejects challenge against Asia Bibi acquittal

Jan 29, 2019 - 6:22 PM

'She should now be free to reunite with her family and seek safety in a country of her choice,' Amnesty International says in a statement

FREE. This file handout photograph taken on November 20, 2010 and released by the Directorate General Public Relations (DGPR) Punjab shows Pakistani Christian woman Asia Bibi (C) sitting next to the then-governor of Punjab Salman Taseer (R) as she appealed her death sentence for blasphemy charges at the Central Jail in Sheikhupura. AFP PHOTO / Directorate General Public Relations (DGPR) Punjab

Odom sinks game-winner as Mighty Sports escapes Magnolia

Jan 29, 2019 - 4:32 PM

Even with the win, Mighty Sports still has a lot to improve on, according to head coach Charles Tiu

REINFORCEMENTS. Lamar Odom (left) and Justin Brownlee continue to deliver as Mighty Sports prepares for the 30th Dubai International Basketball Championship. Photo from Lamar Odom's Instagram

Philippines slightly improves in 2018 global corruption index

Jan 29, 2019 - 1:35 PM

The country gets a score of 36, up from 34 in 2017. It ranks 99th out of 180 countries in Transparency International's Corruption Perceptions Index.

San Marino brand stops making canned tawilis

Jan 26, 2019 - 5:52 PM

The canned goods brand also says it has 'depletion plans' for affected stocks of its San Marino Premium Tawilis product, like donating it to charitable institutions

Sardinella tawilis. Photo by Zeus Llanto/Rappler

WTO talks launch in rare win for global order

Jan 25, 2019 - 11:15 PM

The announcement by roughly half of the 164-member World Trade Organization is a rare win for international cooperation

AT DAVOS. EU Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmstrom, Cathay Capital Private Equity Founder and President Cai Mingpo, Deutsche Bank CEO Christian Sewing, moderator Paula J. Dobriansky, UPS Chairman and CEO David Abney and World Trade Organization (WTO) Director-General Roberto Azevedo attends a session during the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting, on January 24, 2019 in Davos, eastern Switzerland. File photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

DENR to monitor Taal's endangered tawilis population

Jan 25, 2019 - 7:10 PM

Philippine researchers estimate that harvest has declined by about 49% over the past 10 years

ENDANGERED SARDINE. Photo of Fried Tawilis on the foreground and Taal Lake view in the background. Photo by Eric Linatoc at Pusod TLCC in Mataasnakahoy, Batangas.

Filinvest, JG Summit sign 25-year Clark airport operations deal

Jan 25, 2019 - 5:29 PM

The consortium commits to draw experience from the Singapore-based Changi group, which is also a partner

CLARK. The Clark International Airport is envisioned to be the next major gateway in the Philippines. Photo from Shutterstock

#AskTheTaxWhiz: VAT-exempt medicines and other 2019 TRAIN provisions

Jan 23, 2019 - 12:00 PM

The Philippine Tax Whiz discusses provisions of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion law taking effect in 2019

LOOK: Former Lakers star Lamar Odom arrives in Manila

Jan 23, 2019 - 11:35 AM

The two-time NBA champion is set to reinforce a Philippine club team that will see action in a Dubai basketball tournament

REINFORCEMENT. Former NBA standout Lamar Odom has been tapped to beef up Mighty Sports Philippines in an international club tilt. Photo by Jae Maryanol/Rappler

#ChildrenNotCriminals: Rights groups slam bill lowering age of criminal liability

Jan 21, 2019 - 2:30 PM

Unicef Philippines says it is deeply concerned about the bill, describing it as 'an act of violence against children'

CHILDREN'S RIGHTS. Several rights groups slam the bill lowering the minimum age of criminal responsibility from 15 years old to 9 years old.

Vote vs BOL 'gains momentum' among youth in Cotabato City, Isabela City

Jan 18, 2019 - 5:24 PM

The two cities are among places to watch as ruling politicians have been vocal against their inclusion in the proposed new region

SPLIT VOTE. A banner against the Bangsamoro Organic Law is seen days ahead of a crucial plebiscite. Photo by Red Santos/Office of Senator Miguel Zubiri

More ARMM youth support Bangsamoro Law – survey

Jan 18, 2019 - 2:14 PM

More youth in the region now consider terrorism as the top priority to be addressed by the Bangsamoro Organic Law, according to the survey of International Alert Philippines

LAST PUSH. Supporters the Bangsamoro Law hold a rally pushing for a "yes" vote in Buluan, Maguindanao. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Recto seeks Senate probe into DILG's China-funded CCTV project

Jan 17, 2019 - 6:20 PM

Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto says there is 'mounting concern' that China may be using Huawei as a 'proxy' in intelligence operations

CONCERNS OVER SAFE PHILIPPINES PROJECT. Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto raises serious concerns over the DILG's Safe Philippines project to be carried out with funding from China. Photo from the Facebook page of Senator Ralph Recto

ICC halts release of Ivory Coast's Gbagbo

Jan 17, 2019 - 4:36 PM

Prosecutors file a last-ditch challenge to keep Laurent Gbagbo and Charles Ble Goude behind bars while the ICC looks at an overall appeal against the decision to acquit them

ICC DECISION. Former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo enters the courtroom of the International Criminal Court in The Hague on January 15, 2019. Photo by Peter Dejong/ANP/AFP

#AskTheTaxWhiz: How do I pay local business tax?

Jan 17, 2019 - 9:00 AM

The Philippine Tax Whiz discusses payment of local business tax and renewal of business permit

Japan-funded projects for signing in Q1 2019

Jan 16, 2019 - 4:35 PM

More flood control and road projects are set to be funded by Japan this year

Guatemalans march over president's bid to close UN anti-graft unit

Jan 13, 2019 - 11:14 AM

Marchers wave banners saying 'We reject the government of the corrupt' amid rising international concern

IN PROTEST. People take part in a demonstration in support of the United Nations International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala City on January 12, 2019. Photo by Orlando Estrada/AFP

Top Guatemala court overturns bid to close U.N. anti-graft mission

Jan 10, 2019 - 9:50 AM

The constitutional court orders government authorities to tell staff and civil servants to cooperate with the UN mission

UN MISSION. In this file photo, members of social organizations demonstrate against President Jimmy Morales' decisions regarding the International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG) outside the Congress in Guatemala City on September 25, 2018. File photo by Johan Ordonez/AFP

#AskTheTaxWhiz: Annual submissions to the BIR

Jan 09, 2019 - 3:00 PM

The Philippine Tax Whiz discusses the documents you need to submit to the Bureau of Internal Revenue this January

Kerber through as Stephens avoids shock loss in Sydney

Jan 08, 2019 - 9:12 PM

Angelique Kerber is still in contention for back-to-back titles in Sydney International

TITLE DEFENSE. Angelique Kerber sweeps Camila Giorgi and advances to the third round. Photo by Glyn Kirk/AFP

Philippine Airlines launches more flights to Cambodia, Vietnam

Jan 08, 2019 - 2:36 PM

The Philippine flag carrier will launch flights from Manila to Phnom Penh in Cambodia and Hanoi in Vietnam this summer

CAMBODIA. The Royal Palace in Phnom Penh is the residence of the King. Wikicommons photo by Jean-Pierre Dalbéra

Japan starts $9 departure tax for travelers

Jan 07, 2019 - 2:26 PM

The International Tourist Tax will cover everyone regardless of nationality – from business people to holidaymakers older than two years of age – and will be tacked on to the price of a airline ticket

Rappler Talk: Lawyer Arpee Santiago on importance of Int'l Criminal Court

Jan 07, 2019 - 2:00 PM

Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug sits down with human rights lawyer Arpee Santiago, as the International Criminal Court's Office of the Prosecutor conducts a preliminary examination of the situation in the Philippines

Brilliant Nishikori, Pliskova claim Brisbane titles

Jan 06, 2019 - 11:48 PM

Japanese star Kei Nishikori bags his first men's title in 3 years as Karolina Pliskova storms back to capture the women's crown at Brisbane International

Osaka says poor attitude cost her Brisbane semifinal

Jan 05, 2019 - 8:03 PM

'If I'm being really frank, I just feel like I had the worst attitude today,' says US Open champion Naomi Osaka after falling short at the Brisbane International

Japan's Naomi Osaka reacts after being defeated by Sloane Stephens of the US during their singles match at the WTA Finals tennis tournament in Singapore on October 22, 2018.  Roslan RAHMAN / AFP

Tony Labrusca apologizes to immigration officer over airport incident

Jan 04, 2019 - 11:56 PM

'My biggest mistake perhaps was letting my emotion get the better of me and again, I'm sorry,' says Tony

Piñol sacks NAIA quarantine team

Jan 04, 2019 - 11:19 AM

Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol cites inadequate measures at the NAIA to prevent the entry of swine fever into the country

CHALLENGE ACCEPTED. Department of Agriculture Secretary Manny Pinol says he is open to a debate over the 4Ps program. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler